The Best Texel Tips

from our Texel experts

Texel Tips

What is there to see, do and experience? 

De Krim Texel is a typically Texel company. Most of our staff were born and raised on Texel, and know the island like the back of their hand. We are true Texel experts! As a result, we know the most stunning routes, the most fun activities and the best beach pavilions. We would love to share these Texel Tips with you, to make your stay even better.

Texel tips by theme

Would you like to know what there is to do? Below, we have arranged our tips according to themes. There are so many things to do on Texel. You can visit museums, discover nature and culture, explore villages, go out for an extensive dinner and take on all kinds of (sporting) activities. Discover all Texel Tips by theme: 

Cycling

Cycling

Walking

Walking

Nature

Nature

Culture

Culture

Active

Active

Water sport

Water sport

Water sport
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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding
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Bird watching

Bird watching

Bird watching
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Swimming

Swimming

Swimming
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Children's playground

Children's playground

Children's playground
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Golf

Golf

Fitness

Fitness

Laser game

Laser game

Laser game
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Indoor minigolf

Indoor minigolf

Indoor minigolf
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Bowling

Bowling

Climbing park

Climbing park

Climbing park
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Events

All year round, lots of fun, interesting and sporty events take place on Texel!

Dutch Birding

Dutch Birding

De Cocksdorp

Go out with other bird lovers to spot the most interesting birds.

Beach Camps Texel

Beach Camps Texel

De Koog
03-05-2021 - 07-05-2021

Get to know the best board and beach sports on Texel together with your peers!

Fair De Koog

Fair De Koog

De Koog
06-07-2021 - 31-08-2021

Get yourself some bargains at fair De Koog every tuesday in July and August!

Family Bingo

Family Bingo

De Cocksdorp
31-07-2021 - 31-07-2021

Family bingo at Holiday Park De Krim! Saturday, July 31 in Evenementenhal Texel.

All our Texel tips for you

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

De Cocksdorp

 Enjoy the most beautiful view of Texel at 47 metres above sea level! 

Picnic on Texel

Picnic on Texel

Multiple locations

Enjoy the best picnic spots on Texel, carefully selected by Sophie! 

Ecomare

Ecomare

De Koog

 Are you looking for an exciting and educational day out? Then come and visit Ecomare! 

Horseback riding

Horseback riding

De Koog

Enjoy a wonderful beach or forest ride and discover Texel on horseback.

Bird working group

Bird working group

De Cocksdorp

Take part in fun birding excursions, courses and lectures! Discover Texel's rich birdlife here. 

Digiscope excursion

Digiscope excursion

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds and capture them with a camera on a Digiscope excursion!

Bird excursion XL

Bird excursion XL

Multiple locations

Visit bird and nature on Texel during the Swarovski bird excursion XL!

Theme excursions

Theme excursions

Multiple locations

Focus on one theme during the excursion, such as song or migratory birds, bird species or bird groups.

Ecomare

Ecomare

De Koog

 Are you looking for an exciting and educational day out? Then come and visit Ecomare! 

Hoeve Vrij & Blij farm

Hoeve Vrij & Blij farm

Den Hoorn

Hoeve Vrij & Blij has a lot to offer. Come and cuddle the farm animals and learn all about the dairy farm.  

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

De Cocksdorp

 Enjoy the most beautiful view of Texel at 47 metres above sea level! 

De Bonte Belevenis

De Bonte Belevenis

Den Hoorn

De Bonte Belevenis offers fun and informative workshops for young and old! 

Stables on Texel

Stables on Texel

De Koog

Are you an experienced rider or do you just want to get started with the riding sport? Visit one of the stables on Texel!

Karting

Karting

Den Burg

Enjoying rough driving at a fast pace? Show off your driving skills during karting.

Oosterend

Oosterend

Oosterend

Discover the best preserved jewel of Texel.

Jan Plezier wagon trips

Jan Plezier wagon trips

De Koog

Enjoy the beautiful nature of Texel with Belgian Draft horses.

Sight-Seeing Flight

Sight-Seeing Flight

De Cocksdorp

Discover the beauty of Texel on hight during a flight with Tessel Air!

The Oysterman

The Oysterman

Den Burg

Adventurous oyster searching and harvesting under the guidance of De Oesterman.

Juttersmuseum

Juttersmuseum

De Koog

Learn more about the wonderful world of beachcombing and let the discoveries surprise you.

Cheese farm

Cheese farm

Den Burg

Enjoy the taste of real Texel cheese.

Museum Kaap Skil

Museum Kaap Skil

Oudeschild

An unique museum full of stories and adventures about life at sea.

Ice-cream farm Labora

Ice-cream farm Labora

De Cocksdorp

Come and enjoy handmade ice cream made from milk and cream from own dairy cows.

Food Forest

Food Forest

Oudeschild

Come and enjoy picking your fruit and flowers at the self pick garden!

The Eiland Galerij

The Eiland Galerij

De Cocksdorp

Island art inspired by water, clouds, wind and sea currents.

Loodsbotter boat trip

Loodsbotter boat trip

Oudeschild

Take a special boat trip with the historical fishing boat from 1906.

Den Burg

Den Burg

Den Burg

Visit Texel's largest village and discover what Den Burg has to offer.

Tidal flat cruises

Tidal flat cruises

Oudeschild

Sail to a dry sandbank and explore the mudflats.

Het Sop seal tours

Het Sop seal tours

Oudeschild

Cruise along the coast of Texel and look for the seals.

Parachute jumping

Parachute jumping

De Cocksdorp

Take a leap in the sky at Paracentrum Texel and see Texel from above.

Hair salon By Amber

Hair salon By Amber

De Cocksdorp

Let yourself be pampered on Texel by professionals who go the extra mile!

Oudeschild

Oudeschild

Oudeschild

Visit Texel’s fishers village and discover more about the Rede van Texel.

De Dennen

De Dennen

De Koog

Experience the magic of the forest during a fun day out in De Dennen of Texel!

De Mokbaai

De Mokbaai

Den Hoorn

Come and surprise your eyes at the Mokbaai, the ideal place to spot birds.

De Geul

De Geul

Den Hoorn

Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul. 

The Texel Brewery

The Texel Brewery

Oudeschild

Come smell and taste at De Texelse Bierbrouwerij and discover what makes these beers special.

Wind Festival Texel

Wind Festival Texel

De Koog
02-10-2021 - 03-10-2021

Come, join and amaze your eyes during the Wind Festival on the beach of De Koog.

Bruuzer boat trips

Bruuzer boat trips

Oudeschild

Enjoy a spectacular adventure and experience the ultimate thrill during the various boat trips.

Boat trips

Boat trips

De Cocksdorp

Sail to the neighbouring island Vlieland for a walk or bike ride or go seal spotting.

Walking tours

Walking tours

Den Burg

Hiking club Het Gouden Boltje organises regular walks of 5 to 40 kilometres.

De Oudheidkamer

De Oudheidkamer

Den Burg

Go back to the 16th century in this small museum in the centre of Den Burg.

Novalishoeve farm

Novalishoeve farm

Den Hoorn

The farm with day cafe, bakery, eating garden, shop, ice-cream workshop and cheese factory!

Surfing

Surfing

De Koog and Den Hoorn

Discover the fun and addictive effect of waves and learn to surf at Foamball and Surfcenter Paal 9. 

Texel Zoo

Texel Zoo

Oosterend

Admire the beautiful animals in the Texel Zoo.

Galerie Posthuys

Galerie Posthuys

De Koog

The meeting place where art, artists, visitors and buyers come together.

The Sommeltjespad

The Sommeltjespad

De Koog

Follow the directions of the Sommeltjes on the 1.5 km long Sommeltjespad.

 Cinema Texel

Cinema Texel

Den Burg

See the latest movies at the only cinema on Texel.

Museum Waelstee

Museum Waelstee

De Waal

See how people lived and worked on a farm on Texel 100 years ago.

Family Brewery

Family Brewery

Den Burg

Come and taste the honest and artisanal beers of brewery family Diks!

Sheep Farm Texel

Sheep Farm Texel

Den Burg

Discover the 25 different sheep species and find out what other fun animals live on Sheep Farm Texel.

War Museum

War Museum

De Cocksdorp

Learn about the consequences of the Second World War and the intense war memories of Texel.

De Bollekamer

De Bollekamer

Den Hoorn

Take a lovely walk through the varied dune area of the Bollekamer.

Art and Craft

Art and Craft

Den Burg

Beating copper, hand engraving or enamelling, from your creativity during a workshop at JC Crafts! 

TukTuk drive

TukTuk drive

Oudeschild

Rent a TukTuk and go on an adventure on Texel!

Solex ride

Solex ride

De Cocksdorp and Den Burg

Go on a solex tour through Texel with the wind blowing through your hair and a lot of fun!

Bowlen

Bowlen

De Cocksdorp

 Enjoy the cosiness of bowling, never mind the weather: it’s always fun at the bowling alley! 

De Cocksdorp

De Cocksdorp

De Cocksdorp

Visit Texel's youngest village, where you will find shops, restaurants and terraces!

De Koog

De Koog

De Koog

De Koog is the seaside resort of Texel and has many shops, restaurants and nightlife!

Nature Adventure

Nature Adventure

De Cocksdorp

Learn all about the animals, plants and climate in a fun way!

Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Visit Den Hoorn! It is known for its little church, the many artists and cozy streets.

Cycling routes

Cycling routes

Multiple locations

Cycle through the various landscapes of Texel and visit many beautiful attractions.

Fitness

Fitness

De Cocksdorp

Keep track of your condition during cross training or build muscles with various attributes!

Golf Course

Golf Course

De Cocksdorp

Pro or beginner, there is room for everyone. Enjoy the rich landscape while playing golf!

Climbing park

Climbing park

De Cocksdorp

Climbing and clambering at exciting heights, there are also different courses!

Laser games

Laser games

De Cocksdorp

Laser gaming is fun for the whole family, active in the dark! Who wins?

Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

De Cocksdorp

Come and play miniature golfin the theme of glow in the dark and underwater world!

Play Paradise

Play Paradise

Multiple locations

The place to be with good weather or bad weather, here the children can really have fun!

Beach

Beach

Multiple locations

Discover the beaches of Texel. With no less than 30 km of beach, there is something for everyone!

Walking Routes

Walking Routes

Multiple locations

Walking on Texel means wide views, enjoy the rich and varied nature!

Horse riding

Horse riding

Multiple locations

Gallope through the beautiful landscape of Texel and discover the nature on horseback!

Texel blues Festival

Texel blues Festival

Den Burg
08-10-2021 - 10-10-2021

Discover the cosiness of Den Burg during Texelblues Festival and enjoy the beautiful music!!

Skéép en Lantskap

Skéép en Lantskap

Den Hoorn

Discover everything about the Texel sheep farming during a walk in the open-air museum.

Night of the Night

Night of the Night

Multiple locations
30-10-2021

Experience the darkness at its darkest, the activities will show you how special dark is.

Dutch Birding

Dutch Birding

De Cocksdorp

Go out with other bird lovers to spot the most interesting birds.

Fort De Schans

Fort De Schans

Oudeschild

Take a step into this extraordinary fortress and discover Texel's rich cultural history.

Workshop painting

Workshop painting

De Koog

Put the beauties of Texel on canvas during an outdoor painting workshop. 

Seal tours

Seal tours

Oudeschild

Sail along on De Vrijheid Seal tours and admire the many seals! 

Ouwe Sunderklaas

Ouwe Sunderklaas

Multiple locations
12-12-2021

An annual event that is celebrated in every village. 

Beach Camps Texel

Beach Camps Texel

De Koog
03-05-2021 - 07-05-2021

Get to know the best board and beach sports on Texel together with your peers!

Calidris bird safaris

Calidris bird safaris

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds during a safari with bird expert Klaas de Jong!

Tracking dogs Texel

Tracking dogs Texel

Den Burg

Follow a treasure hunt workshop, an unique activity together with your dog!

Beachclub Cinema

Beachclub Cinema

De Koog
01-07-2021 - 30-08-2021

Watch the most beautiful movies from a beach chair with your feet in the sand.

 Museum Gallery RAT

Museum Gallery RAT

Den Burg

Take a look at the special art made from materials washed ashore on the beach.

Sport fishing Texel

Sport fishing Texel

Oudeschild

Visit various fish-rich spots on the water and spot seals along the way.

Tropical Sea Festival

Tropical Sea Festival

De Koog
27-08-2021 - 28-08-2021

Experience the sultry summer evenings on Texel and enjoy good food and drinks!

 Texel Half Marathon

Texel Half Marathon

Den Hoorn
26-09-2021

Participate in the half marathon and experience Texel's diverse landscape on foot!

Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

Oudeschild

Enjoy climbing in the shipwreck and have a look at the boats near the harbour.

Vineyard de Kroon

Vineyard de Kroon

Den Burg

Visit the only vineyard of the Wadden Islands and taste the wines of Texel.

Catamaran sailing

Catamaran sailing

De Cocksdorp

Experience an adventure on the water during the spectacular catamaran sailing.

Swimmingpool De Krim

Swimmingpool De Krim

De Cocksdorp

The pool with a lovely indoor climate, various spectacular attractions and an outdoor pool with sunbathing area.  

Wool bath

Wool bath

De Cocksdorp

Woolness combines wellness with Texel wool. You are wrapped in wool and left to relax in a manger.

MTB Route

MTB Route

De Koog

A challenging MTB route through the De Dennen forest area.

Dunes on Texel

Dunes on Texel

More locations

Take a walk through the dunes of Texel.

Bird working group

Bird working group

De Cocksdorp

Take part in fun birding excursions, courses and lectures! Discover Texel's rich birdlife here. 

Texel Culinair

Texel Culinair

De Koog
10-09-2021 - 12-09-2021

Taste all the delicacies De Koog has to offer during Texel Culinair! 

Galerie Klif Art

Galerie Klif Art

De Koog

Admire art from Texel, oil paintings, Murano glass and much more at Gallery Cliff Art. 

Bird information

Bird information

De Cocksdorp

You are welcome here for all information, materials and excursions for birds! 

De Schorren

De Schorren

De Cocksdorp

Walk through the area with the forest ranger and enjoy the bird diversity! 

Nature reserve Utopia

Nature reserve Utopia

Oosterend

Utopia is a beautiful nature reserve situated next to the dike. Spot several birds here! 

Dijkmanshuizen

Dijkmanshuizen

Oudeschild

Spot different breeding meadow birds and discover the diversity of plant species. 

Ottersaat

Ottersaat

Oudeschild

The Ottersaat is the breeding ground for shorebirds, watch the birds in their natural habitat! 

Zandkes

Zandkes

Oosterend

Walk or cycle along this beautiful area, make a stop to enjoy the many birds! 

Wagejot

Wagejot

Oosterend

Spot the chicks of different species of birds and enjoy the view from the dike! 

't Walvisvaardershuis

't Walvisvaardershuis

De Koog

Visit the little house with a lot of history and take a step back in time! 

Sheepbreeding day

Sheepbreeding day

Den Burg
06-09-2021

Experience how farmers from both the Netherlands and abroad trade in sheep of the Texel breed.

Bird excursion XL

Bird excursion XL

Multiple locations

Visit bird and nature on Texel during the Swarovski bird excursion XL!

Bird excursions

Bird excursions

Multiple locations

 Learn to recognise the birds by appearance or sound and find as many bird species as possible!

Cycling and bird spotting

Cycling and bird spotting

Multiple locations

Spot various birds during the 32 km cycling route.

Digiscope excursion

Digiscope excursion

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds and capture them with a camera on a Digiscope excursion!

Theme excursions

Theme excursions

Multiple locations

Focus on one theme during the excursion, such as song or migratory birds, bird species or bird groups.

Horizontoer festival

Horizontoer festival

Den Burg en Oudeschild
30-07-2021 - 08-08-2021

Enjoy beautiful pieces of music by creative sailors moored in Den Burg and Oudeschild 

Shrimp fishing

Shrimp fishing

Multiple locations

Go out on the water with one of the shippers and learn about shrimp fishing!

E-foiling

E-foiling

Oudeschild

The latest trend in watersports, electric surfing on the water!  

Blokarting

Blokarting

De Cocksdorp

Take part in this fun beach activity and race across the sand at high speed! 

Supping

Supping

Oudeschild

Move on the water on a surfboard without using the waves! 

Onewheelen

Onewheelen

Den Burg

Durft u de uitdaging aan? Skateboard door het mooie natuur op maar één wiel! 

Bleekersvallei

Bleekersvallei

De Koog

Visit the valley with dunes more than 200 years old and spot different species of birds. 

Seetingsnollen

Seetingsnollen

De Koog

Visit Texel's highest point during a hike in the diverse area. 

Crab fishing

Crab fishing

Oudeschild

A fun activity not to be missed during your holiday on Texel. We will teach you how! 

Water playground

Water playground

De Cocksdorp

Have a joyful day with water and fun at the water playground! 

Texel's Alpacas

Texel's Alpacas

De Cocksdorp

Petting, feeding, cuddling or walking with alpacas? You can do it on Texel!

The Barefoot path

The Barefoot path

De Cocksdorp

Walk 150 metres barefoot and experience 6 different surfaces! 

Krim forest

Krim forest

De Cocksdorp

The youngest forest area on Texel. Come here for walking, cycling, running or horse riding. 

E-Skating

E-Skating

Den Burg

Let the adrenaline flow through your body and reach high speeds while e-skating! 

E-chopper ride

E-chopper ride

Den Burg

Discover the beautiful villages of Texel on these sturdy and durable scooters! 

Het Alloo

Het Alloo

De Koog

Visit nature reserve Het Alloo and spot beautiful birds and wild horses! 

Picnic on Texel

Picnic on Texel

Multiple locations

Enjoy the best picnic spots on Texel, carefully selected by Sophie! 

De Hors

De Hors

Den Hoorn

Visit the special area where new dunes are still being created by Mother Nature! 

Aviation Museum

Aviation Museum

De Cocksdorp

Fly through aviation history and discover a rich history.

Sheep farm De Waddel

Sheep farm De Waddel

Den Burg

Learn what it is like to be a sheep farmer on Texel!

E-kickbike

E-kickbike

De Cocksdorp and Den Burg

Explore Texel in a sporty and fast way on these electric steps!

Horseback riding

Horseback riding

De Koog

Enjoy a wonderful beach or forest ride and discover Texel on horseback.

Editors De Krim Texel
Update: March 16, 2021 10:00